Monday, January 30, 2006

What a way to start a week...

Wouldn't it be nice if winter could make up its mind? Went to bed last night with snow and woke up this morning with freezing rain, and at noon it was a fine humid drizzle. I wish that we could have one or the other but not both at the same time. The weather person says that we are 5.5 degrees celsius (that's 9.9 degrees F for you Americans) above the seasonal average. (Can we all spell global warming?) Nice to have warmer weather since it costs less to heat, but it might be nice for it to be a little less humid and a little more stable. ;o)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Fustration in the morning

I am one of those unlucky people that has to drive to work each and every morning... (I don't have any choice cuz there just isn't any public transport from where I live to where I work :o( believe me I would if I could.) The traffic was really heavy this morning and we were all patiently waiting in a loooong line to get onto the 20. Lo and behold comes this driver, driving along in the left lane, passing everyone who had been there driving "stop and go" for five minutes. Just before the entrance to the highway he wants to cut into the line in front of everyone. Unfortunately I was feeling rather grumpy (I'm allowed to be at my age and because the alarm clock hadn't gone off that morning) so I didn't stop the car and let "Monsieur" cut in front of me. (It helps that I have an older car and his was a new one) He was so fustrated that that he hadn't got his way that he found a way to pass in front of me on the highway and flip me the bird... Now here is a guy so arrogant, that he feels that he doesn't have to follow the line and everyone must let him pass in front of them (stopping the whole line of cars in the process) and he has the unmitigated effrontery to be fustrated and angry when we didn't all bow down to his majesty. All I can say to him is... no I won't stoop to his lack of "savoir vivre" but I must admit to a bit of satisfaction at having made his morning even more fustrating... I waved at him with a smile as he passed. :oP